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  • New to PD -- wondering about PD belts -- anyone use them?

    There was a flyer about a PD belt at my DaVita center. I looked around the internet and there are several. Does anyone use these? is one recommended? I'm already tired of taping up the transit and tubing onto my belly. Thoughts?

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    I've been doing PD for over a year and I've never seen nor heard of them, even when expressing frustration with coiling the catheter and covering it with a large rectangle of fabric medical tape. But I just looked them up and now I'm tempted to get one. I'm always so self conscious about my catheter being seen, even when I tape it down. But this seems like it would be much easier. And if you have an active lifestyle, those belts seem like they would be beneficial for you. I'd say give it a try. If you don't like it, just revert back to tape. Lol.

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    • #3
      Thanks crumblier. That's what I was thinking.

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      • #4
        I have 4 of them. They are great and I do not have to worry about all the tape and my catheter flipping everywhere.

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        • #5
          This is the website I ordered from

          https://kidneystuff.com

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          • #6
            Thanks. I ordered one and I do like it. Will probably order more so I can rotate.

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            • #7
              My husband uses them, and loves them. He has 2 different kinds: Stickman dialysis has the best one for him, info@pdbelts.com has another. Be wary, though, we ordered him a medium, and it is really too big, so check sizes carefully.

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              • #8
                I've been on PD for 21 months and have been wearing PD belts almost from the start. Love them. I ordered mine on Ebay; much cheaper. I order 2 sets of 3 and still am using all of them.

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                • #9
                  My husband has been using one from “kidney stuff.com” for about 4 months. He likes the way it keeps the belt in place without kinks.

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                  • #10
                    My nurse at Davita was saying at my last appointment that several of her patients ask if anyone's exit site looks like the picture because theirs never does because of all of the tugging they experience during the day and at night while they're sleeping. Mine always does because I always wear my belt except when I'm in the shower and then I wear the mobile. If you're having exit site problems because of tugging try a PD belt and wear it all the time and always follow the cleaning/sterilizing process after showering and it should work for you too.

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